Last August, Rapper Juicy J announced that he would be providing one young woman with a $50,000 scholarship for the best twerk performance. The Internet was outraged, forcing the rapper to clarify the rules of the contest, which did not actually require anyone to twerk. Instead, applicants could submit videos explaining why they should win.
Zaire Holmes, 19, was chosen as the scholarship winner. The single-mother and Biology major was reportedly the only applicant that did not twerk. Juicy J said:
“50,000 dollars is a lot of money and I just don’t wanna waste it on some chick twerking her a–.”
Holmes says she plans to use the money to pay for all of her lab expenses.